Media Bureau Issues Biennial Ownership Report Reminder

Posted on July 31st, 2023 by

On July 17, 2023, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a reminder that licensees of commercial and non-commercial full power television, Class A television, low power television, AM radio and FM radio stations must file biennial ownership reports later this fall.  The reports have to be filed in every odd-numbered year, and are submitted in the License Management System.

The filing window for this year’s report will open October 2 and close on December 1.  All information in the report must be accurate as of October 1, 2023.  For commercial stations, a filing fee of $95 per station must be remitted at the time of filing.  Stations do have the opportunity to load and submit a prior report when there have been no changes from a prior biennial report.  The form is currently accessible in LMS for reviewing, but cannot yet be submitted (since it still has the prior October 1, 2021 date as the “current as of” date for reporting purposes).

The FCC places significant importance on the timely and accurate submission of biennial ownership reports.